Tafoya, Camilio – Seedpot with Skunk Family and Clouds (1980)
This seedpot by Camilio Tafoya is from 1980. It is fully polished and fully designed. It is one of the smallest, yet most intricate of his miniatures we have had. There is a skunk family (3 skunks) encircling the side. They are each etched into the clay. Above them are cloud patterns. The piece is highlighted with green, blue, and white clay. The colors are all added from various clay slips. Camilio was living with Joseph Lonewolf, his son, at the time he made this. Joseph would give him the clay slips to use for the colors. The piece is signed on the bottom “Camilio Sunflower Tafoya”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.